It is impossible for the mind which is not totally destitute of piety, to behold the sublime, the awful, the amazing works of creation and providence — the heavens with their luminaries, the mountains, the ocean, the storm, the earthquake, the volcano, the circuit of the seasons, and the revolutions of empires — without marking in them all the mighty hand of God, and feeling strong emotions of reverence toward the Author of these stupendous works.
It is not for me,Your Honour, to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence.Birkenhead, F(rederick) E(dwin) Smith, 1st Earl of
I have always felt that whatever Divine Providence permitted to occur I was not too proud to report.Charles Anderson Dana
Not a step can we take in any direction without perceiving the most extraordinary traces of design; and the skill everywhere conspicuous is calculated in so vast a proportion of instances to promote the happiness of living creatures, and especially of ourselves, that we feel no hesitation in concluding that, if we knew the whole scheme of Providence, every part would appear to be in harmony with a plan of absolute benevolence.brougham, henry, 1st baron brougham and vaux
God could have given us the Redeemer of the human race, and the Founder of the Faiths in another way than through the Virgin, but since Divine Providence has been pleased that we should have the Man-God through Mary, who conceived Him by the Holy Spirit and bore Him in her womb, it only remains for us to receive Christ from the hands of Mary. ?pope pius x
It is impossible that any thing so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.jonathan swift
The moral issues with which Marcus struggles would be, as he points out, unchanged whether the universe were mechanical and devoid of meaning or value or ruled by deity or Providence; whether the will were in fact free or determined; whether there were or were not a future life, or any even fugitive rewards and punishments at all.kenneth rexroth
If they be dead, as I can no longer doubt, we must submit to the will of God and trust in His divine Providence, that He who has given the blood of His only Son to maintain His Church will do nothing but what will redound to the advancement of His glory and the preservation of His Church however impossible it may appear. And though we all were to die, and all this poor people were massacred and driven out, we still must trust that God will not abandon his own.william the silent
Judge: What do you suppose I am on the bench for? Smith: It is not for me, Your Honour, to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence.smith, f. e., 1st earl of birkenhead
Cease, gentle Maid, cease, cease to grieve, Thy Goddess does thy Pray'rs receive, And Providence will Thee relieve. Those, who on Providence depend, And patiently its Will attend, Shall be rewarded in the End, By Ways and Means least thought upon, That Mortals may be forc'd to own Their Help comes from the Gods alone.
Whatever our place allotted to us by Providence, that for us is the post of honor and duty. God estimates us, not by the position we are in, but by the way in which we fill it.
Le hasard est un sobriquet de la Providence.
'Tis Providence alone secures In every change both mine and yours.william cowper
Full many a life he saved With his undaunted crew; He put his trust in Providence, And Cared Not How It Blew.
The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.john milton
Natureisnot at variancewith art norart withnature,they both being the servants of his Providence: art is the perfection of nature.
Men have been led in dark paths, through the Providence and dispensation of God. Why, surely it is not to be objected to a man, for who can love to walk in the dark? But Providence doth often so dispose.Oliver Cromwell
This well may be The Day of Judgment which the world awaits; But be it so or not, I only know my present duty, and my Lord’s command to occupy till He come. So at the post where He hath set me in His Providence, I choose, for one, to meet Him face to face, no faithless servant frightened from my task, but ready when the Lord of the harvest calls; and therefore, with all reverence, I would say, let God do His work, we will see to ours. Bring in the candles.abraham davenport
Christ's divinity accounts for His exaltation to the right hand of God, justifies the worship of angels and the confidence of mankind. It makes clear His right to the throne of the universe, and enables the mind to understand why He is exalted in Providence, in grace, and in judgment. It is the unifying truth that harmonizes all other teachings of Christianity, and renders the entire system symmetrical and complete.george c. lorimer
My faith is, that there is a greater amount of revelation given to guide each man by the principles laid down in the Bible, by conscience, and by Providence, than most men are aware of. It is not the light which is defective, it is an eye to see it.norman macleod
Yes, I am very lucky, but I have a little theory about this. I have noticed through experience and observation that Providence, nature, God, or what I would call the power of creation seems to favor human beings who accept and love life unconditionally, and I am certainly one who does with all my heart.arthur rubinstein
Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a Providence.matthew green
There is no Providence or wisdom of man, nor of any council of men that can foresee and provide for all events and variety of cases, that will or may arise upon the making of a new law.
The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.
Now nature is not at variance with art , nor art with nature, they being both servants of his Providence : art is the perfection of nature; were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos ; nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God .
Every object in nature is impressed with God's footsteps, and every day repeats the wonders of creation. There is not an object, be it pebble or pearl, weed or rose, the flower-spangled sward beneath, or the star-spangled sky above, not a worm or an angel, a drop of water or a boundless ocean, in which intelligence may not discern, and piety adore, the Providence of Him who took our nature that He might save our souls.